‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’

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Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

All these things…our dreams, hopes, desires and we can experience the blessings of God, because His hand is involved in what we do. Most of the time we don’t recieve what we ask for because we have within us selfish desires, but when we can see the hand of God in what we do and our foundation is steadfast in Christ Jesus our Lord…EVERYTHING that you do, touch and claim in Jesus name SHALL be blessed as long as we seek the Kingdom of Heaven and ALL its righteousness…those kingdom virtues that sets us apart from the rest of the world. My dear brothers and sisters…claim those kingdom virtues over your life today and your love ones and watch and see that our God is the same yesterday…today…and forever. May Our God and Father in heaven continue to bless each of you as you grow from faith to faith and glory to glory in Jesus name, Amen.

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“FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THIS LIFE….”

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Requires one to have faith in He that dwells within us.

“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

Do we really know the ways of God? Do we really know how to keep in step with the Holy Spirit that dwells within us? The Word of God states that; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. The Holy Bible suppose to be our [B]asic [I]nstructions [B]efore [L]eaving [E]arth, however we tend to lean on our own understanding and begin to drift away from the truth of the Word and incorporate the things of the world; based on what we see, into our walk of faith, leaving us struggling within ourselves; flesh fighting against the Spirit and then we wonder why things aren’t working out according to the way we planned them. We receive many signals from the Spirit that tries to lead us, teach us, and guild us into all truth and the correct way to walk this walk of faith, but there always seems to be present with us this nature that keeps us from carrying out the things of God as we ought to…I’ve failed in this area many times in my life. God states that; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. And again the Apostle Paul states in Romans chapter 7:14-23; “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” The classic battle of the “flesh against the spirit.” As the Body of Christ…a spiritual church that is being built up in Christ, need to start realizing and claiming that identity in Christ and that authority given by Christ in this life and walk that walk of faith with such kingdom virtues that we begin to witness the power of the Holy Spirit just as if it were the yesterdays of our brothers and sisters that are now in that “Hall of Fame of Faith..” Hebrews chapter 11. Let us learn from them, for they were just as we are today, but with some exceptions…they believed; He said it…I believe it, should be our attitude when walking in faith…The Word said it, and I believe it. No room for doubt, confusion, discord, wavering or arguing amongst one another, but loving one another, praying for one another and speaking with the authority that has been given us from on high as men and women of God. Amen. Therefore, let us take on this attitude as we continue to walk in faith beholding before us the path many have already sacrificed to keep this torch, this flame of the Holy Spirit lit within us as children of the living God. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you, keep you and bless EVERYTHING you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen…God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

 

“OUT OF DARKNESS HE CALLED ME…”

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WITH THE LOVE HE DISPLAYED FOR ME.

Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:13.

My family in Christ…Believers…, can you imagine what love the Father has for us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I mean, have you really given it much thought? Not only a love [that] a Holy and the all powerful God of creation would even consider us as a thought, but a love that’s so powerful and inseparable that He would ultimately send His one and only Son to die to save us all and all of creation by that same love, because of His great love for us? Have you meditated on that thought? Or even considered what our Lord had to go through in that hour, being found without sin carrying the sins of the world upon Him? What a terrifying dark hour that moment had to be. I couldn’t fathom the thought, though I have tried, which had led me to a mess of tears, because I couldn’t contain the emotions that accompanied the thought. During this process of growth, falling, getting up and trying again, repenting and pressing forward, struggling, yet holding on to that mustard seed faith even while the enemy taunted me, attacked me…He has always been right there never leaving my side because of that love He has for us. That alone humbles me, because I know I’ve felt I’m not worthy of such a great love and amazing grace. But He continues to remind me that; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6. He called me out of darkness and what a darkness it was. A life of self destruction, a life that had became incorporated with the world of things. Chasing after endless illusions the enemy would lay before me without realizing while all the time heavens eyes were upon me and at the proper time…He called me, He introduced Himself to me and this not with words only, but by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to let me know HE…is alive, that HE…does exist and that HE…has a love for us that no mind could possibly conceive. Amen. I‘ve heard some ask the question that if indeed a person be saved, why does so many continue to fall during their walk of faith? It would leave some to believe that a Christian/Believer’s conversion is not authentic if one continue to fall into sin, which however leaves us with those that point the finger, accuse, judge, and make comments like; “That’s why I don’t trust churches, or Pastors”…etc…, right? In my times of failures, it would crush me literally, because I knew I loved God, my Lord, and His Word, but I couldn’t for the life of me understand why after all I’ve seen and witnessed (spiritually) why I continued to repeat the same actions, habits as before after accepting Christ, which left me feeling as the lease of God’s household. Then witnessing the struggle of the Apostle Paul…; For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.…”  Romans 7:14-23 (please read) …began to shine light on the fact that even though being born again caught up with Christ spiritually in positioning, physically, mentally and emotionally we’re going through this process of change to become more like our Lord to continue this great commission and walk of faith, however by no means does this permit one to continue in the sinful nature you were once called out of, but to resist, and to fight to make that calling sure as we press forward in faith and love. Amen. This is what such a display of God’s love compels one to do…fight for that positioning in the Kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ in which we stand united as the Body…Praise God. Therefore, may this great display of God’s love compel us into action to stand up in faith as a spiritual house, a spiritual family in Christ Jesus our Lord unwavering and uncompromising with the enemy as we continue in the great work set before us. May all power, honor and glory be given to such an awesome God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to watch over, protect, and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen.

 

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“STIR UP YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS…”

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BECAUSE THE TIMES DRAW NIGH.

“For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.…” 2Timothy 1:6

Has it really dawned on us the life and service we as children of the living God, the life we’ve been called to? The work and task that is at hand in Christ Jesus our Lord? If not, please allow me to remind you as well as myself. It is a life of servitude, sacrifice and of love. I often forget these things when I’m faced with worldly situations or just wanting to participate in certain things I see “the world” engaging in, as though I’m being left out of something very important, then in an instant I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),…”Ephesians 5:8, stings a bit, but it is the truth and I can do nothing against the truth only for the truth. Then he also goes on to state; “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.…” Romans 6:21. Family, I believe this is where suffering as we see it, denying the flesh its desires and passions according to “the world” standards comes in. Though we are in “the world”, we are not of the world, we don’t “act” as the world, speak as the world speaks or even see as the world sees…by no means at all. We were bought at a very high price…the shedding of the Blood of Christ, our Lord and Savior and we belong to Him and one another, and as it is with our immediate family members, so it is at times with our spiritual family…we don’t all at times about the same things, but God has given us as a spiritual family a way to look beyond the physical barriers that separates many worldly families and that is the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ that works in all and through all to come to an agreement in love, and in patience and with wisdom and understanding, that we may mature spiritually and press forward in that higher calling that is found ONLY in our Lord and Savior. Amen. He has also equipped us with the proper talents and gifts to lean on one another in the hour of need that NONE shall be lacking anything for spiritual growth and maturity. Therefore, let us press forward in our faith, flaming into fire the precious talents and gifts bestowed upon us by glorious Father, being about His business which He has so graciously called us for in this life that we may not be disqualified by the cares and concerns of this world and its affairs. For our Lord knows ALL that we are in need of, and hears even the slightest whisper of our concerns, fears and doubts. So having said this, let’s move forward rekindled in our faith, hope, and love for one another and a renewed spirit that’s ready to give account for the faith that we share as part of His heavenly kingdom and for His glory. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob protect you from the evil one and watch over you and your household in Jesus name. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“TRUTH…IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE…

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…IN CONFLICT WITH THE WORLD”

What is truth? One of the most powerful questions asked in the world. Indeed everyone has their concept or version of what truth is… what religion is the correct religion to follow? Who Christ really was and is? Whose interpretation of the Word of God is most accurate? Or who’s “title” in a congregation gives more authority over one or the other? Incredible, but true, isn’t it? But these issues are very real and more than we care to admit effect body of Believers like a deadly cancer…just look around you at the condition of many “Churches” today. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” Hosea 4:6. We as Believers, sadly to admit, walk, speak and act as “the world”, not understanding fully where the truth begins to be incorporated by the world and its actions, here and now is part of the body of Christ. We are suppose to defend this truth…this message of eternal life; For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” “For though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5…this is TRUTH. This IS what separates us from the rest of the world, family. This walk of faith isn’t by all means easy, and at times appears that the whole world including personal family members are against us for what we try stand for on a regular bases…spiritual wars on the outside, struggles and tears on the inside, but we press on, leaning on such a beautiful family that God has given us with each other to lean on…depend on when all seems dark and silent…our Lord NEVER leaves us alone or without comfort…look around at the words that we post, share, rejoice in and embrace…are we alone? By no means no, nor are we forgotten, maybe by the world, but not by one another. We were already forewarned; These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.John 16:33. This is TRUTH! If we are blessed with talents, wealth, knowledge, time, and the like, it is expected that we use these well to glorify God and benefit others and NOT for the act of selfishness. We are held accountable for what we know. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48)  So let us glorify God and bless others with the gifts given us by God through our Lord Jesus Christ and continue in the faith we have held from the beginning when we first believed. Amen. Let us pull down those arguments that rises against the truth of the Word of God and begin to set those prisoners free, speak against those things that we hear that are contrary to the living Word of God and not compromise any longer with the world…that is not who we are any longer, but a new creation in Christ Jesus, set heavenward for an upward calling in our Lord. Amen. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10.  Therefore, let us move forward from faith to faith and glory to glory as we hold that truth before us in this daily walk…strengthening one another and sharpening one another by the Word with the Word of God and in love, kindness and patience, reflecting the glory of our Lord Jesus before the eyes of this world. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keep watch over you all, protect you and your love ones and bless everything you touch and do in Jesus name. God bless. WHAT IS TRUTH?? Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our Lord that lives within us that joins us together as a family in Christ.

 

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“LOVE IS…” THE POWER AND FORCE…

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THAT BREAKS ALL SPIRITUAL STRONGHOLDS”

The Battlefield of Angels; United States…The House of Slavery.  D.R.Tracy is  worth the read for those unaware of the spiritual warfare that takes place around us on a daily bases in different forms. Even as believers we walk in faith not knowing the forces of evil that stands in the way of our spiritual growth, or unaware of certain doors that we open unintentionally that may hinder our prayers for aid and how to combat against such spiritual evil and thus leaving us feeling defeated and without God’s help. Something I’ve witnessed in the Word of God from beginning to end is that the love of God, His power, His Holy Spirit and His authority is all over its pages unchanging from beginning to end for those of us that sincerely seek the will of God. However, our faith becomes stagnet and without the demonstration of the power and authority given to us through the Holy Spirit by Christ to accomplish our task at hand with the gifts given us by God. We often lack the love and compassion that was demonstrated through the person of His son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…God in human form to teach and instruct, to set free and stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters and a lost and suffering people as our Lord. This takes spiritual maturity and the mind of Christ to see with spiritual eyes and walk in obedience to the Word of God. That kind of compassion and love cast out ALL fear and doubt and breaks even the strongest of chains and bonds that are placed on an individual by the enemy. I’ve heard too many testimonies where believers in Christ walking in faith and those that ask believers to pray for them that needs repeat prayer over and over again to be set free from some demon force that attacks and wonder…why? Whether in an individual life, over a city or within a congregation, results were the same. Christ casted out “Legions of demons” attached to one life without repeated prayer and that person was clean and made whole; And Jesus asked him, saying , What is thy name? And he said , Legion: because many devils were entered into him.” Luke 8:30. I’m not sharing this to say we often lack faith, though majority of the time this is the reason; And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.…” Matthew 17:18. But more so for the reason that we lack the love and compassion for others that limits our faith and the authority that we already possess to put that faith in action by the demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord didn’t say fight, but stand equip with the full armor of God in face of the enemy, for the battle is the Lord’s. Amen. And the Lord has promised us the there is NO weapon form that shall harm thee…if God is for us who can be against us? When will we begin to believe in our Lord’s promises, the Word of God and trust Him completely? When will we stop being such an unbelieving generation and stop the hindering of the Holy Spirit’s power to act and work through us? When we truly begin to look upon humanity with compassion and the love of our Lord and walk as TRUE believers…not that some aren’t doing so already, the remainder of us will follow suit and witness miracles as in the days of old with surprise as the world as if something mysterious has happen, but as a representative of the kingdom of heaven in this dark world that is under the sway of the enemy. And yes, people will be set free indeed, the blind will truly see, and the lame will really walk. Amen. Therefore, let us begin to walk as children of the God… children walking in faith filled with His Spirit and the authority given by our Lord to overcome spiritual conflicts, tearing down the strongholds of the enemy that is rooted in the lives of many believers and those predestined to receive salvation. Christ showed that authority given to Him by the Father, which He gave to those believers here in the world continuing that work for the advancement of the kingdom of God with the gifts God has given each of us, that we may lack nothing in our walk of faith through this “Valley of the Shadow of Death.” It is love that sets those captive free, and when our heart of stone is turned into flesh a full transformation begins to happen beyond our human understanding… as God has stated; “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14 “…Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” Jeremiah 33:3. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you and those you love as we mature in our faith and learn completely with the love of Christ that these strongholds may begin to uproot themselves from the lives of many by the authority given us from heaven. Amen. Are you really ready for spiritual warfare? Compassion and the Love of Christ through us for people is what sets the captives free and breaks the spiritual strongholds of the enemy. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG…

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…IS A GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.”

“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5

What is right or wrong? Good or Evil? Who determines this? Many of us see from our own perspective what right and wrong is based on our upbringing, lessons taught through personal experience or the experience of others shared…doesn’t mean that they are “right”, because let’s face it, they too have learned from someone and that someone received it passed on by someone else and so on. Much of which has come from “the world”, communities and other social surroundings we’ve grew up in and of course the experience of life in general. Based on many of these ideas, advice and shared experiences, with very good intentions no doubt, especially from love ones, can lead one to be led by emotions rather than what is the truth or the lie in certain situations and circumstances. If we look at King Solomon for example with the display of Godly wisdom in his judgment about the baby and the two women;   Solomon asked for a sword to cut the baby in half. To each prostitute, half of the boy would be given. The mother of the child spoke up quickly asking for the boy to be given to the other woman. From this act of compassion, Solomon determined she was the true mother of the boy. He awarded her custody of the baby boy. Solomon was praised for his wisdom.” 1 Kings 3:16-28.   He wasn’t led by emotions, or what others could have given as advice, but by the Holy Spirit’s wisdom to determine what was right or wrong or the truth or a lie in that case. Again the Word of God states; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end there of are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. As children of God and being a part of one another, it is vital for us in the household of God to be united, likeminded in body and spirit…of one accord when it comes to knowing the difference between right and wrong, not only for ourselves, but for our beloved spiritual family members that we give sound instructions, advice and correction to from the Word of God NOT leaning on our own understanding of anything, but led by the Holy Spirit.  Because there is a VERY REAL enemy that knows this Word of God, perhaps better than we do and he knows far too well how to twist the truth of God’s Word into the most deceptive of lies right before our eyes if we are not grounded in the Word of God. Amen. This would even have most of us who are studying, preaching and teaching the Word, but living so blindly, that we couldn’t be farther from the truth…without the power of the Holy Spirit, so there’s no real threat to him [the enemy], by no means. Believe me when I say this knowing the difference is a gift from God, and only by constant practicing of the Word can we grow up in our faith being mature men and women of God knowing good from evil, not as the world sees it, with its many deceptive illusions mythologies, but as it is seen through the eyes of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.  Then of course there’s that flip side of the coin where we know something to be contrary to the Word of God and condone its practice with an outright excuse of saying; “It’s not my business”…sounds familiar? But let me remind you…”And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said; I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9. Yes, I am. Because I know that we are part of one another and if my brother / sister in Christ is effected by something, then so am I as a part of this spiritual household of God’s. The difference is that I’m not to judge my family, but instruct them in love and based on the Word of God and vice versa. In my opinion we’re just big kids in God’s house learning how to keep in step with the Spirits leading that we can mature together as a household bound stronger than ever that the love and light of our Lord Jesus Christ may shine as bright as the noonday sun through us for the world to see that there is a God, and Lord and Savior that lives, that loves and cares beyond human understanding for a lost world and patiently waits for the remaining of our household to enter and share in the inheritance that awaits them as for us. Amen. Therefore, let move forward with that vision of maturity, practicing and drawing nearer to the author and finisher of our faith with the hope that we as well as others reach spiritual maturity in love and in God’s Word.  May the one and only God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob protect you and your love ones as we move from faith to faith and glory to glory in Jesus name. Amen and God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels